Using a combination of video footage, live interviews, graphics, narration, and other mixed media, virtual tours serve as educational and informational resources that reach broader audiences from the comfort of a personal handheld device or computer.
Move audiences beyond curiosity and drive excitement, pride, and ownership with layered multimedia elements and compelling, embedded calls to action.
Viewers experience multiple points of view through dynamic videography of physical places without physical travel.
Walk audiences through your location from point to point while telling an interactive story about the environment being toured. Cutting-edge videography equipment will make viewers feel as if they are immersed in your space.
Virtual tours can benefit a wide array of industries, including colleges and universities, healthcare facilities, sporting venues, hospitality, and more, reach a variety of business goals.
Below are our recent virtual tours for the Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWCAD) Strategic Education Office's STEM Outreach, funded by the Office of Naval Research.
AVIAN’s talented team of developers is passionate about creating courses that engage employees and redirect organizational energy for meaningful change. Our signature approach to training combines our rich military heritage with captivating storytelling practices.
We are storytellers.
We don’t lecture; we have conversations with our students. Impactful workforce education is cultivated in meaningful discussions between the course instructor and participants. This open dialogue is vital to the successful transfer of experiences and knowledge from one individual to the next. To resonate with students, the information conveyed must go beyond merely explaining the “how.” The course must also provide the “so what” and “why” behind what students are learning and make it relevant to their day-to-day jobs and experiences.
We start with a storyline.
AVIAN courses are rooted in narrative. Early in development, we formulate a central storyline to flow throughout, bringing scope, purpose, and context to the course content (e.g., “It’s your first day on the job as an IPT lead, now what do you do?”). Anchoring to a storyline drives consistency and makes the messaging behind the content more memorable. As part of course development, a storyboard is created to ensure the course follows a logical progression, rather than just exhibiting a succession of topics on slides.
We weave core messages throughout.
It’s been said that repetition is the mother of learning. For each course, a set of key leadership messages, best practices, and lessons learned are developed with the customer. Core messages are woven throughout course content, frequently reemphasized, and reinforced to imprint in student’s long-term memories. AVIAN courses ensure a consistent, foundational level of training and shared experience; raising competence and confidence across the customer’s organization.
Our illustrators, multimedia specialists, and production staff have the expertise to create personalized, targeted content that effectively delivers your message.
Our video production team, 7thCIRCUS, uses state-of-the-art equipment, and a proven production process to tell your story.
A quick Google search identifies hundreds of video production companies across the globe, all available at the push of a button. Price and quality among these companies vary greatly.
7thCIRCUS is a local partner offering industry knowledge and personalized service at a reasonable cost. Customers will be able to reach out to our team.
AVIAN Information and Multimedia Services (AIMS)
We share good news and milestones and create visibility for stakeholders. Our communications/multimedia specialists raise awareness of your program with targeted messaging, social media monitoring, and story pitching.
We provide internal communications for team recognition, milestones,
We strategize external communications. Our team handles all aspects of news media engagement preparation: field public affairs queries; research/write responses; facilitate public
Our approach is based on sought-after tools and techniques that enhance your visibility through clear, concise communication.
"Strategic Communications collaboration with leadership led to the development of multiple awards and media/public releases…..Support for internal and external events to include international efforts exceeded expectations and enhanced the government’s efficiency and performance." - Airborne Electronic Attack Program Office (PMA-234) CPARS
Ron Harney, from testing 1960’s era aircraft, such as the A-7 and A-6, to testing the latest aircraft in the fleet, currently holds an impressive 39 years of experience in test and evaluation. Ron attended Trine University and obtained his bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering. Later, he continued his education and obtained his second bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Florida Tech.
Ron was named the Department of the Navy’s Contractor 2021 Tester of the Year by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). Ron earned this honor by significantly contributing to various test and evaluation activities, such as the Naval Test Wing Atlantic (NTWL) Test and Evaluation Management for Programs and Operations (TEMPO) Division as an Assistant Program Manager for Test & Evaluation (APMT&E) and his instruction of the Department of the Navy's Strategies for Effective and Efficient T&E.
Currently, Ron is a Senior Test & Evaluation Expert at AVIAN and an Instructor for the College of T&E and OPNAV N94.
After 26 years in uniform, Tracy Barkhimer retired in 2014 as a Navy Captain, having served as an H-46 helicopter pilot with two Western Pacific deployments that included combat flight time in Mogadishu; a congressional liaison officer on Capitol Hill; a tour at CENTCOM in Doha, Qatar; and 20 years of experience as a Department of Defense Acquisition Professional. Her final tour was as PMA-209 at NAVAIR, commanding 400 people and managing over a billion dollars of avionics programs.
Tracy graduated from the State University of New York Maritime College with a BE in Electrical Engineering and a USCG Third Mates’ License in the US Merchant Marine. She has a MS in Aviation Systems from the University of Tennessee, multiple Defense Acquisition University certifications, and continues to add to her repertoire.
Tracy is considered a creative, innovative, and bold individual that always has the drive to learn more. She’s used her entrepreneurial spirit and extensive experience to start a small, individually-owned business, TABAS & Co., that specializes in defense acquisition consulting.
Tracy shares many of her experiences in story-telling as an instructor for Avian and the College of Program Management and also teaches K-12 grades as an emergency substitute teacher.
A graduate, instructor, and later chief flight instructor at the United States Naval Test Pilot School, Ant has an extensive amount of experience in test and evaluation making him a great instructor for the College of Test and Evaluation.
He enjoys using good (hopefully funny) quotes related to the course material from a historical or pop-culture figure. For example, to make the point that the test planning process is more valuable than the test plan itself, Ant uses a quote by Mike Tyson: “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” The point
His love of learning feeds his love of teaching. "Some of my best experiences have come in a classroom, either as a student gaining a deeper understanding of
Kristine's position as a journalist, graphic designer, and strategic communications specialist has afforded her the opportunity to interview famous people, see an aircraft being built, go to sea on an aircraft carrier and then be catapulted off back to shore, and plan a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a training center in Hawaii.
She's had the privilege to write articles about bands touring with the USO, the aftermath of 911, someone who donated a kidney, a gentleman who was commissioned to paint for the late President George H.W. Bush, and a colleague who sailed in one of the world’s top yacht races.
Kristine's attention to detail and ability to see the big strategic picture has allowed her to succeed in her position. "I look for consistency in design and writing that leads to cohesive branding in my products. I love being creative in all aspects of my job."
As an illustrator and motion graphic designer, Christine creates videos for AVIAN’s video production team, 7thCircus, with fully animated characters and visual effects that tell unique stories.
Her love for visual storytelling and a strong background in print and digital design allows her to bring the scenes in each video to life.
One of the perks of being a project-based illustrator is the flexibility to work remotely. Christine works from home with her cats, who frequently butt in on conference calls and Skype meetings.
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